- Nov 20, 2004
The same goes for the battery cover panel if the brackets were positioned or bent differently.
The industry standard for candy paint is that it's a 3 stage process - a metallic ground coat, translucent color coat, and clear. I doubt that the paint shop of the day had robotic painting, it was done by hand by humans with a spray gun. Flaws like orange peel, dust nibs and fish-eye (a lacquer thing) would be inevitable even with an expert painter. Those flaws were removed by wet sanding before buffing. Sanding a candy coat would change the depth and color, that's why clear is used as a buffer. My MKII definitely had clear over the color.I wasn't disagreeing or attempting to "prove otherwise" just doubting that whoever did the paintwork for the factory (as I doubt they did it themselves) would have sprayed much if any clear lacquer over Candy as that is already a tinted lacquer applied over a silver(usually) base coat.